Welcome to the blacklist, Saints, Payton, and Williams. You and the Patriots (and your dubious accomplishments) are now dead to me. Gives "Who Dat?" a whole new meaning. Yeah, yeah I already know nobody cares.
Unsportsmanlike conduct on a massive systemic scale is more than just a 15-yard penalty. It may not seem like it, but the NFL doesn't exist to be a modern-day gladiator bloodsport where anything goes. This offense occurred on the field of competition, thus the competition results themselves should be up for forfeiture.
Circumvention of salary caps is a by-product that should be dealt with off-the-field sanctions like draft pick forfeiture and what not.
Here's to bad juju to the Saints as they deal with the legal and tax issues, too.
Darren Sharper. who dat?